I'm curious what specific brand ingredients do you use most frequently? Why?
Example, when the recipe calls for salt...I use Morton Coarse Kosher Salt. I crush it with my fingertips till it smokes a little bit.
For Apple Cider Vinegar...I swear by Bragg's Organic ACV. A little less tart and smoother than the cheap-stuff.
If I need some cayenne...Spice Island Cayenne is the only one for me. Not just heat but nice taste too.
Paprika? McCormicks Gourmet Selection Paprika taste best to me (expensive though).
Ketchup? Red Gold (hard to find) or Hunts.
Mustard? French's for all around use. I love Gulden's Spicy Brown Mustard on a ham and swiss with pumpernickel.
Mayo? Hellman's for me.
Pickles? You haven't lived until you tried Tony Packo Pickles from Toledo, OH (Sweet or Hot).
Some brands just taste better to me. I'm curious to learn some of your little taste secrets, so get me in the mood to eat some good stuff......